Are Klout scores still relevant? Ketchum’s global engagement officer asked 13 executives, planners and strategists in his network how they rated Klout as a tool for identifying and measuring influence. I was one of the Bakers’ Dozen.
Customer not a target: Customers should be treated as co-creators not targets. This means forming meaningful relationships with advocates – a bedrock skill of the public relations professional.
It’s not if but when should C-suite executives truly embrace the social age. Here are five reasons leaders should be social leaders.
There’s no longer a meaningful distinction between our personal and professional lives. We should take care to protect our hard-won reputation from poor decisions we make in our personal lives.
Facebook Instant Articles is a game changer for the social media goliath. But will it remain good news for news outlets and us, the news consumers?
Economic growth is best understood as the rate in which firms solve problems. 20th century capitalism worked by efficiently allocating existing resources. 21st century capitalism works by efficiently creating new solutions to human problems – writes Scott Guthrie
Building mutually beneficial online relationships starts with identifying people with reach, resonance and relevance to you and your brand. Using Circloscope within Google+ cuts out the legwork in finding these people – writes Scott Guthrie
Altruism or self-interest? The Art of Giving it Away. 36 professional communicators from around the world tell Glasgow-based PR agency owner, David Sawyer, why they’re give-a-holics.
Today PR practitioners launch an ebook in a bid to help modernise the public relations workflow – writes Scott Guthrie
Mindsets act as short cuts to making sense of situations. But they can lead to blinkered thinking about what business you’re in – writes Scott Guthrie
CEOs build digital presence: For CEOs a digital, social presence will become a competency requirement to lead. Here are three ways leaders can build that online presence.
Many successful managers rise to fulfill responsible C-suite positions through their political prowess rather than through their abilities to lead satisfied, committed team members who habitually produce mountains of high calibre work. The social age will turn this on its head – writes Scott Guthrie.
New ideas can be like anxious guests – worried about putting their hosts to too much effort. But ideas need to be welcomed. Given the run of the house. If not, they’ll quickly make their excuses and leave.
The rupture in the global media landscape claimed another high-profile scalp in Gigaom this month. But tomorrow a national news agency will close its doors. Who will mourn its passing asks Scott Guthrie?
Australia is poor at converting innovation into commercial success. A fundamental reason is a mistrust in business. Here are four universal ways to embrace PR skills and earn trust in business in the Social Age – writes Scott Guthrie
As Pharrell Williams warns of copycat legislation ruining the creative industries following his $7.3m copyright case defeat Scott Guthrie asks what creativity and innovation mean in 2015.
Respondents to a recent PR industry body survey say being professional is important to public relations. But does being professional at your job make you part of a profession.
Etsy, an online marketplace specialising in crafts and other artistic items, just filed to go public.
Nothing remarkable in that. But, what caught my eye in the documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission was remarkable in an age of profit maximisation, short-termism, and shareholder activism.
The crowd sourced #PRstack initiative is an example of a shift in thinking from Industrial Age to Social Age. It’s gathering pace, too, with a further 50+ public relations tools added to the database and its first Twitter chat now on Storify – writes Scott Guthrie
A recent CIPR survey has identified a widening gap between the skill sets PR practitioners have and the skill sets that businesses increasingly need. Here are four imperatives for embracing social and digital media management – writes Scott Guthrie
From a crowd-sourced spreadsheet in December to the launch of a free web app today and Twitter Chat later this week the #PRstack community is gaining momentum as it characterises the public relations third-party tool market mapping them against the public relations workflow – writes Scott Guthrie.
Robert Phillips’ new book: Trust Me, PR is Dead examines many core themes of today’s complex, chaotic, and messy world. But it is as change agent that the book is at its most powerful.
Successful modern communications plans are integrated communications plans. They require co-operation, collaboration and co-creation between the communication specialisms. We could learn a thing or two by unlearning. By remembering what we did as kids – writes Scott Guthrie
Critical thinking is a bedrock skill of the modern communicator. The ability to provide plans and advice based on clear, reasoned judgments is a core requirement as organisations strive to cope with increasing complexity and uncertainty. Critical thinking starts with asking 'why'. Read on for practical advice on how to improve your critical thinking.